Power At Sea – the Age of Navalism 1890 – 1918

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In Power at Sea, Lisle A. Rose give us an unprecedented narrative assessment of modern sea power, how it emerged from the Age of Fighting Sail, how it was employed in war and peace, and how it has shaped the life of the human community over the past century and a quarter. In this first volume, Rose recalls the early twentieth-century world of emerging, predatory industrial nations engaging in the last major scramble for global markets and empire. In such times, an imposing war fleet was essential to both national security and international prestige. Battleship navies became pawns of power politics, and between 1890 and 1914 four of them―Britain’s Royal Navy, the Imperial German Navy, the Japanese Navy, and the U.S. Navy―set the tone and rhythm of international life. 355 pages PB